A few weeks ago my book project came to a full stop. I was upset especially since it made such great progress. “Why, LORD?” I asked. I just could not understand the meaning behind it all. Now it makes sense!
I love reading books about writing, and I like adding more to my collection every now and then. About a week ago I bought one called The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing.
Reading through the first few chapters of it I gained a realistic perspective on whether or not it is worth to write and publish a book these days. The authors share facts on the publishing business; and, yes, we should think of writing as a business. They mention the influence the media is having on book publishing and that it is important to get the word out. Also, we need to realize that:
Writing is a challenge and a process, and to develop diligence and skill is hard work.
Something else this book has given me is a fresh look into what a healthy relationship between author and editor should look like. I'm not a well-known and famous author. I wrote a few articles, a part of a chapter of a book, and translated some texts for a few publishers. Therefore my thoughts on working with editors are quite limited. Hence, reading this book gave me a much better perspective on what a editor and author friendship should look like.
I'm a helpmeet, homemaker and writer. I was born and raised in Germany but I'm now living in the stunning Sunny South East of Ireland.